2016 Dining for Friends   
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Interested in hosting a Dining for Friends Party? 
 Give us a call!! 336-275-1654 x 117 or sign up here!

For more information check us out at www.ribbonsandrosesforthp.com

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Support THP at The Human Race on April 16th, 2016!

In honor of Opening Day for Major League Baseball, The Volunteer Center is giving away SUITE tickets to a Greensboro Grasshoppers game!

Here's how you can win:
The nonprofit that has the most RUNNERS signed up on their team by
this FRIDAY at 5pm gets the tickets!


 Runners can register at  www.thehumanrace.kintera.org


Whats happening Higher Ground?

Mark's Musings
A small bird has walked into my imagination and won't leave. The bird is hiking a stretch of highway with one of those hobo packs on its tiny shoulder and I walk up beside him because I walk a little faster than your typical small bird with a pack. The bird looks up, squints, and nods hello. He is a very polite, well-put-together walking bird. I say hello in turn and ask where he's headed on this sunny day, and he says, simply enough, "North." "North," I chime in, "an excellent direction just about any way you look at it." We walk a bit farther
before I have to ask. "Why don't you fly there?"
Without hesitation he says, "I'm afraid someone will laugh at me."
This makes me a little sad, so I encouragingly point out that he's a bird. Flying is right in his wheelhouse. He points out that that's no guarantee he'll do it right, plus he has no par-ticular place in mind, just an annoying impulse to head north and the whole thing might not pan out at any rate. "Walking is altogether safer under the circumstances," he assures me, "Plus, you don't know what you'll run into up there." Clearly, he's thought about all this
before. His little jaw is firmly set. Finally, before we part ways I ask if his feet don't hurt. He squints up at me again. "You have no freaking idea," he says.
This little bird walked into my head thanks to a writer named Mark Nepo who has thought a good deal about birds himself. He notices, "Without consideration or reservation, it is simply the presence of light that stirs birds to sing and lift. They do not understand concepts such as holding back or only investing if the return seems certain." He says that birds are not all that confused about their time on Earth, about doing what they were created to do. In that way, it's love itself that teaches them to fly.
You know what to do. If you see the light today, go ahead: sing and lift. The direction will take care of itself. And your feet will thank you.


Ken Keeton, Interim Executive Director and Director of Development and Community Involvement serves on the board of the National Episcopal AIDS Coalition.  He recently wrote a blog post on the NEAC site in response to North Carolina's HB2 and how it increases HIV/AIDS stigma.  You can read more here.

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HIV/STI Testing in April
Our prevention team will be at the following sites for HIV/STI testing. 

April 14th, 2016 from 9am-12pm
Greensboro Public Library
219 North Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

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Better access to HIV medications will save lives!

Read the article co-written by Lee Storrow and Ken Keeton in the News and Record here.

 

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day occurs every year on April 10th.  

Its purpose is two-fold:
  • To educate the public of the effect HIV and AIDS have on our youth and
  • To focus the spotlight on young people's response to the epidemic.
View real people/real stories, and find testing locations  here .

Sign the NYHAAD Bill of Rights, Tweet, get the facts, be an ambassador, download posters, or attend an event here .

Mark your calendars!

HIV Advocacy Day is June 7th in Raleigh.

THP staff will train on speaking to legislators and key issues affecting the HIV/AIDS community, and direct advocacy with legislators. 

Interested in attending?  Email Ken Keeton at kkeeton@triadhealthproject.com 
 

                           

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